17 Feb '12, 6pm

Care2 Success! No More Tiny Cages For Hens In UK | Care2 Causes

Care2 Success! No More Tiny Cages For Hens In UK | Care2 Causes

Victory! The UK is finally free of cruel barren battery cages . Last year the European Union (EU) banned the use of these tiny battery cages for hens, with EU member countries required to use “enriched” cages instead. The UK was one of 14 EU countries not to comply with this ban – until this week. Thank you! We want to say a big “Thank You” to the more than 4,500 Care2 activists who signed our petition asking British egg producers to stop using these cages. From The Daily Mail : More than 24 million egg-laying birds are kept in battery cages in the UK at any one time, producing 72 per cent of the country’s supplies. Each wire cage allows 450sq cm – less space than an A4 sheet of paper – per bird. From 18 weeks of age she will remain for a year and will produce around 300 eggs. The birds are routinely given medicated food to curtail the spread of disease in the cramped and ...

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